The Online Learning Platform and Art Education.
This paper examines the potential of online learning platforms to extend the boundaries of the art and design curriculum. A range of case studies will present evidence of the new creative, online learning opportunities currently being made available, for students in the United Kingdom and Hong Kong. A speculative summary of the key issues facing art and design educators, regarding elearning and eteaching in the 21st century will also be provided.
The paper has four sections: i. Introduction: this section provides a summary of learning platform development in the UK. It also describes the online learning platform tools available and their specific use in art and design. ii. Case Studies: this section presents a range of (i) Art and Design and (ii) Cross Curricular case studies using different combinations of the learning platform tools. iii. Connecting Learning Communities: this section describes how learning platforms can extend access to learning beyond the boundaries of the traditional school. Examples of local, national and international collaborations will be examined. iv. Summary: This section (i) Considers the new teaching and learning opportunities offered by learning platforms (ii) Describes the key issues for art teachers, to enable the integration and strategic development of learning platforms in the art and design curriculum (iii) Speculates on how the art and design curriculum will evolve in the future through the use of online learning platforms.
Publication - Horizons. International Art Education Athena Verlag